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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Hi-rise city skyscraper with green credentials.
Location: 110 Bishopsgate
Description: Heron Tower is a city-based skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox architects and standing at 46 floors or 230 metres tall including its 28 metre mast. It's now the tallest building in the City of London and the third tallest building in London as a whole, after 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf and the Shard London Bridge.
Heron Tower features a reception area incorporating a 70,000 litre aquarium with a shark and 1,300 other fish.
It has green credentials too with photovoltaic cells used to generate renewable energy, allowing it to achieve a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.
There will also be a spectacular restaurant and sky bar open to the public on the top 3 floors.